Eastern Cape

Climate conditions vary quite a bit throughout the region. The westerly region tends to be dry with sparse rain. The winter months are frosty winters and summer months are hot. The Tsitsikamma to Grahamstown receives more precipitation, which is also relatively evenly distributed and temperatures are mild. Further east, rainfall becomes more plentiful and humidity increases, becoming more subtropical along the coast with summer rainfall.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape province of South Africa was formed in 1994 when the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei together with the eastern parts of the former Cape Province. The two largest cities in the Eastern Cape are Port Elizabeth and East London with Bhisho as its Capital.

This region was the landing place and home of the 1820 settlers and the central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people.

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